BM Eliot: “Daneco CDA Dakong Buhi”; “Third Force” Girds to Sue to Compel Daneco to Hold BOD Election

Two days before the national summit of electric cooperatives to be held in Tagum City, Board Member Vicente “Enting” Eliot squelched long running talks that the Daneco CDA has long been “dead already”.

” Kinsay nag-ingon nga patay na ang CDA?” he raised a question before reporters prior the start of the session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao del Norte Monday afternoon.

Provincial Board Member Vicente “Enting” Eliot

He said that Daneco CDA is still alive and existing legally as its CDA registration has not been revoked.

He said he maintains to support Daneco CDA, saying “dire ta sa legal” as he questioned Daneco NEA’s legality.

Eliot is the chairman of the SP’s committee on cooperatives.

He is the highest provincial official who gave his presence when the rival Daneco CDA group made their so-called general assembly last March 26 at the USEP gym in Apokon, Tagum City.

A media source, who covered the event, said that it was attended by around 2,500 MIGS (members in good standing).

He also said that Daneco CDA is still collecting payments for electricity bills and most of member-consumers of Daneco in Pantukan are paying to Daneco CDA.

Meanwhile, a report received by Mindanao Sun Chronicle Online said that a “third force”, which is neither coming from CDA group nor being supported by Compostela Valley’s top political bosses is girding to file a case in court aimed to compel the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to hold an election of the officers of Daneco NEA’s board of directors.

Daneco NEA has not called for a BOD election through general assembly for more than four years already.

Earlier, NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong warned Daneco CDA for continuing to conduct ” clandestine activities” hostile to Daneco NEA.

More than 2,000 officers of electric cooperatives will gather at the New Tagum City Hall on Wednesday for their national summit, and for the NEA-EC national consultative conference at Big 8 Hotel on Thursday through Friday.

Both are organized by NEA. ( Monforte)

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